When retrofitting an existing building with an elevator, it can sometimes be difficult to find a space where the hoist way will fit. In situations like this, the easiest solution is often to put the elevator in a self-contained shaft outside the structure, with one or more hoist way openings leading into the building. Townhouses, condominiums, and apartment units are particularly well-suited to exterior-shaft elevators.
Building a shaft from scratch and integrating it into the existing structure involves time and labor – during much of which the daily business of an occupied building may have to be disrupted. Enter the prefabricated elevator, designed and built to fit each installation, delivered on a flatbed, and installed in as little as four hours. Prefab elevator shafts are manufactured by Innotech, LLC, an American company that introduced this type of elevator in 1994. Innotech also manufactures prefabricated machine rooms to go with the elevators, which meet or exceed all applicable building codes and ASME A17.1 codes.
For a building suited to exterior installation, Innotech presents by far the easiest and fastest option. Contact Country Home Elevator for a custom quote on a prefabricated elevator to meet your needs.